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CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 10:00am EST
the deficit in the long term. also by closing some of the tax loopholes. we heard in the last presidential campaign from mitt romney and paul rand that there are all these tax breaks and loopholes that disproportionately benefit very wealthy people. speaker john boehner said he could come up with $800 billion through a tax reform plan. we're simply saying to the house republicans that we want to do with speaker john boehner said he could do. use some of their revenue from closing loopholes to close the deposit. you are right. republicans so far have said they're not willing to close one tax loophole, not for a corporate jet for big tax -- big oil companies for the purpose of reducing the deficit. when it is that trade-off, are they more interested in protecting the economy and defense spending? then i think he will begin to see a little bit of a change in attitude. >> what is there is not a change in attitude and calculations? this deadline is different than previous ones. we were facing the prospect of a default. it was a stone wall. we could not afford to hit it. where were facing taxes
NBC
Feb 10, 2013 2:30am EST
prize winner says the deficit doesn't matter now and why the government needs to spend even more money. >>> he ran two of the nation's largest and most important companies and turned around general motors. i'll talk lessons learned, the state of american business and the future with ed whitacre. >>> and bling, if you've got the cash, they've got the jewels. the perfect valentine's day gift if you have deep pockets. jewels, anyone? "on the money" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, "on the money." now, maria bartiromo. >> here's what's making news as we head into a new week "on the money." it is the u.s. government versus standard & poor's. the most aggressive move yet by the justice department to hold accountable a financial company at the center of the financial melt down of 2008. the $5 billion civil suit charges s&p intended to defraud investors, aaa ratings they did not deserve. standard & poor's' attorney says not so farst fast. >> the ratings that were issued were believed by the people who issued them and that's what the government has got t
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 10:00am PST
rate today is higher than that of frugal canada. a new congressional budget office report says deficits are returning to precrisis levels within a few years. we don't need some big and grand bargain. even moderate reform on immigration, gun control, energy policy, and most difficult, the budget, would give a powerful boost to the country beyond any specific economic impact. you see, politicians could demonstrate that they could actually govern. everyone would get some credit. and america would finally have found a center. for more on this, you can red read my column in this week's "time" magazine. let's get started. >>> so now you know my thoughts on how the white house and congress can get some work done. let's get straight to what other people think. joining me today, paul krugman, op-ed columnist for "the new york times," the author of "end this depression now" just out in paper back and on "the new york times" bestseller list. mort zuckerman, publisher of u.s. news and world report, publisher of "the daily news" and he has a few real estate holdings here and there. arianna huffingto
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
administration did raise the deficit, bigger deficits are bad but there was a rationale for a stimulus package. but the biggest message of the book to me as the author is a paradox of the private markets ran amok but pretty effectively to put things back on track but at the end of the day you witnessed a sharp backlash you call it a big government americans are against it. but there was a reason for the government intervention the likes we have not seen since the 1930's and it would have been a preview. nonetheless you did have a backlash against the government in general, president obama, it would have been against him him, against a democratic party more generally, the federal reserve, keynesian economics which i am perfect -- prepared to defend. but what both ended the of backlash period but my favorite cartoon from the crisis appears in "the new yorker" march 2009 and it shows a page set in in medieval castle courtyard and the king said is on the chopping block. wait stop government is the solution. not the problem. [laughter] that lasted about two or three months and then people started t
FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 7:00am PST
a false argument to say we have a spending problem. we have a budget deficit problem we have to address. right now we have low interest on the national debt, and it's a googood time for us to act to loather deficit. we think the deficit and the national debt are at a moral level. we think they must be reduced. we're sick and tired of paying interest on the national debt. that's 15%. that's a large percentage of the budget. >> joining us now is the anchor of "fox news sunday" chris wallace. good morning, chris. >> how are you, eric? >> eric: we heard her say that the national debt is at immoral levels. how do we fix it? what would you say? >> well, the pressure the president -- expression the president used a lot during the campaign, and you know what that means. i suspect it's very different than the republicans, but also yes, tax increases and spending cuts. no more raising of rates but there's a lot that can be done in taking away loopholes, dehe duckses on the wealthy, do away with the subsidies to the oil companies, the buffett role that anybody who makes more than a million dollars
FOX Business
Feb 10, 2013 1:00am EST
the problem like we did with the tax, but yet the budget deficit will not go away under any form of the decade. it's got cuts and arbitrary and some things cutting, irs agents, yeah, going to save salary that year, but going to do less audits and more treasures to the salary. this doesn't save necessarily anything for the government if it's arbitrary cuts. you've got to be careful about the larger cuts that don't hurt revenue earnings potential of the u.s. treasury. >> john lay field. automatic cuts may not be the best way of cutting spending, but they cut spending, is that good? >> yeah, but it's nothing. brenda, we've got to look at this. what jonas is talking about is spot on. these guys ran on tax increases and what they did was extend the bush tax cuts, they ran on spending cuts and having to-- over the next decade, we're running trillion dollar deficits, by the cbo and president obama's budget in ten years from now talking about cutting 1 trillion out of that 48 trillion dollars. this is absolutely nothing. it doesn't even move the meter. >> brenda: well, steven, in the short-term this g
SFGTV
Feb 10, 2013 1:30am PST
year's budget. we'll probably get a draft version of what kind of deficit we're looking for next year? are you able to share any of that right now with the trends that we're seeing? >> through the chair to the committee, monique smuda from the controller's office. yes, we will have a report completed either by the end of this week or early next week on the six-month budget status, that will project both the revenue and the expenses. it's important to note that with the year-end close of fiscal year 12-13 there was increased revenue that was realized. and that increased revenue continues in the base budget in the current year. so the report will show excess revenue over the budgeted amount. however, as kate howard -- in the calculation that the mayor's office has developed for the deficit, that additional revenue was taken into account. so that is one of of the reasons that the targets for only 1.5%. we are also looking on the expenditure side. we have a few departments that have some savings. we have some departments that are over expending and the report will go into detail on t
FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 11:00am PST
are hindering growth you are not delegate t going te deficit. we need more revenue and more cuts. i would like to see that in a big balanced bold proposal. short of that, we must do something to avoid the sequester. >> chris: here is what house speaker boehner said this week. >> at some point, washington, has to deal with its spending problem. i have watched them kick this can down the road for 22 years that i have been here. i have had enough of it. it's time to act. >> chris: congress woman, let's look at the numbers. are you really saying in a government that spends $3.5 trillion a year increased discretionary spending by 14% in the last four years you can't $85 billion to cut to avoid the sequester. >> we have made the cut in terms of agriculture subsidies. there are tens of billions of dollars in cuts there. and that should be balanced with eliminating subsidies for big oil. why should we lower pell grants instead of eliminating the subsidies for big oil? >> chris: why not just cut spending. 85 billion north dakota a $3.5 trillion government. >> let's just back up from with all due respec
ABC
Feb 10, 2013 8:00am PST
will make what white house officials are describing as a progressive case for deficit reduction, that that still needs to be done even entitlement reform, and the progressive case is if these programs continue to grow out of control, they crowd out other initiatives, other priorities that are, you know, that progressives hold dear on education, on infrastructure, you know, social programs. >> well, one of the other things we'll see, congressman ellison, you and several other members of the democratic caucus will bring guests into the chamber victims of gun violence. >> that's right. as a matter of fact, young man named semi rahiman, who lost his father in a tragic event in minneapolis will join me and jim langua languagevin and our colleagues, about 30 members who are inviting victims of gun violence to be in the gallery looking forward to them being with us because they -- they're witnesses to the need for sane, sensible reform in the area of gun violence prevention. >> congressman cole, what's your sense of what can get done on that this year? gabby giffords will also be in th
FOX
Feb 10, 2013 10:00am PST
are no going to reduce the deficit. so, what we do need is more revenue, and more cuts, but i would like to see that a big, balanced, bold proposal. and short of that, we must do something to avoid the sequester. >> chris: here's what house speaker boehner said this week: >> at some point washington has to deal with its spending problem. i watched them kick the can down though road for 22 years i have been here and i have had enough of it. >> chris: congresswoman, let's look at this numbers. are you really saying in you a government that spends $3.5 trillion a year, that increased federal discretionary spending by 14%, over the last four years, you can't find 8 8 -- $85 billion to cut, to avoid sequester. >> we have cut agriculture subsidy, tense of billions of dollars in cuts there and that should be balanced with eliminating subsidy for big oil. why should we do -- why should we lower pel grants instead of eliminating the subsidies for big oil. >> chris: why not just cut spending, $85 billion in a $3.5 trillion government. >> let's back up from -- with all due respect to the speaker, what he
FOX
Feb 9, 2013 11:15pm EST
built a 17-point lead. gw puts on a show and they rally. the final minute, the deficit 5 and misses in the lane. the rebound, kroma with the tip- in and the colonials within 3 and that is a one-possession game. the inbound and the land and grab loses the ball and appears to be fouled. to kroma, he's unable to get the shot off and lonagan wants the foul and doesn't get the fall. gw ranks to butler, 59-56 and hosting in fairfax and with that first half, hits the three from the wing. the deficit down to two and that is as close as they get and mason down 6 and no rebound for them either. delaware to haguens for the dunk and fallling to delaware, 79-72 and au beats colgate 70- 55 and howard over maryland eastern shore, 63-44. and the techs square off. virginia tech hosting georgia tech and the hokies miss the first 10 shots and scoring the basket seven minutes into the game and that is 11-3 and forces the shot and on a break. the hokies were trailing 37-18 at the half. that is not good. the success half, and they do better, on a 15-1 run and led by eric green, scoring 9 points during th
MSNBC
Feb 10, 2013 5:00am PST
unless congress can agree on a broader deficit reduction package. president obama says if congress fails to agree on such a package as seems likely he wants to delay the cuts to give lawmakers even more time to hand route a deal. >> if congress can't act immediately on a bigger package, if they can't get a bigger package done by the time the sequester is scheduled to go into effect, then i believe that they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effecting on f the sequester for a few more months until congress finds a way to replace these cuts with a smarter solution. >> on the same day the president spoke, the congressional budget office confirmed what a vast body of empirical evidence has already told us. austerity has been a considerabn economic growth. quote, gdp will grow slowly in 2013 because of fiscal tightening. without that it would probably improve by 1.5%. economic output will remain lower until 2017 making a full decade of lost economic growth from a financial crash. so with the sequester looming we
FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 8:00am PST
are worried about continued government spending and the deficit. when asked the question, president obama says the government doesn't have a spending problem. do you think it does? 83% say yes and 14% say no. more say cutting government spending will likely strengthen the u.s. economy. that's 73% to 15%. will it? look at the clicking national debt clock. it's like a las vegas slot machine. with us, one of the u.s. senators will it attend the state of the union. angus king, independent of maine. >> great to be with you. i saw you had john bolton on. i don't think you should have eand i on the same program. i've been many for him in airports. >> i'm glad you're here. in dealing with the deficit, dealing with this spending, we just saw the clock, going and going. what do you think the president should say? what would you like to hear tuesday? >> let's talk about the spending separately. what i would like to hear is proposals for strengthening the economy. the debt and deficit problem is also a problem of economic growth. we don't have too many economic problems that a few extra points of gdp grow
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 11:00am PST
deficit and debt. >> reporter: athena jones, cnn, washington. >>> president obama's expected to talk mainly jobs and the economy on tuesday. he may have also especially selected the birthday of president lincoln for the date of his address. margaret hoover, cnn political contributor and republican consultant working on behalf of individuals on policy issues and cnn contributor and senior political columnist for "newsweek" and the "daily beast" john avalon join me from new york. thank you for being here. let's talk about the president, what do you think he will say that will be different say from addresses in the past? margaret, ladies first. >> kind of you, appreciate it. look i hope that he takes a page out of lincoln's book. if he truly picked lincoln's birthday for this moment, this is a great opportunity to realize that against the backdrop of his inaugural address, if he really wants a legacy, legacy legislative reform. the reality is there's a divided government and he has an opportunity to not polarize the debate, but reach out and broaden the debate and include republicans. t
CBS
Feb 10, 2013 6:30am EST
. >> where did the money go? >> the money supposedly is going to reduce the deficit. but the problem is, the sequestration is indiscriminate. if you let leon panetta do those cuss and figure out where they should come from and did it with a scalpel that would be fine. but i think the defense department can handle this. the president is not going to come up with cuts and programs that he wants if the republicans don't say what they want. whether they want it to be the virgin birth of spending cuts. >> ryan, you and i know that the 95 billion goes back in the private sector. what happens to it then? then it becomes much more lucrative than 85 billion because it's reinvested. where? in private enterprise, correct? >> it doesn't necessarily go back into the private sector. it van issues. >> how does that happen? >> they don't borrow. >> it's not being borrowed. >> but if it's still -- if it's no longer borrowed, and in the private sector where it is functioning under the rules of -- >> sitting in the banks. >> and the program matt sound capitalism. issue three. gop soul search. >> we believ
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 6:00am PST
, was hardly mentioned. i think now we've got to talk about the debt, the deficit, getting america's fiscal house in order and create jobs for almost 8% of our population who don't have them. >> congressman, a preview in the retreat, where the democrats are. what's your sense of what the president tonally and substantively? >> i think it will be very optimistic. i hope he talks about the successes of the economy, creating nearly 6 million jobs, discretionary spending the lowest level since 1976 and we have reduced the deficit by half. that we need to do. but he's going to talk about the new initiatives to make the economy work for everybody, investments, growth. >> investments is also spending. therein we immediately see the republican seat. >> when we talk about creating jobs, talking about deficit reduction that the least emphasized method of reducing the deficit, we talk about spending, we talk about revenue, growth, and he wants to emphasize that we need to make investments in infrastructure, in education, in manufacturing, in clean energy and we'll hear about that. >> and the cloud han
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 3:00pm EST
land, reducing the debt and reducing the deficit. >> john, it might be quite frankly that he's an iowan and iowans get things done. i got to sequester conspiracy theory for you. both republicans and democrats are using these automatic cuts as cover. they pretend to disdain them, but democrats are actually okay with $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction that doesn't touch medicare, medicaid and social security. republicans are railing against slashing defense. in the deal they've got a big cuts that they have long coveted. both sides can claim it's the other side that's unreasonable and they get automatic cuts. is this oliver stone stuff or am i on to something here? >> there are people in both parties who think a sequester would be a good thing for them. there are a lot of republicans who think the president is never going to budge and point to newly elected democrats. massachusetts senator elizabeth warren ran ads saying i will never cut medicare. chairman newsle knows you can't get the deal unless you have some call them what you will, cuts, big changes in the programs. you have people o
FOX Business
Feb 10, 2013 1:30am EST
. >> we got that cbo report this past week, 7 trillion dollar in additional deficit and factor in what that 600 billion dollars in tax hikes that the democrats did already push through and how does that balance things? but the point about baltimore is interesting because that's where this nation could possibly be headed. you continue to raise taxes and you don't cut spending and you wind up on the brink of bankruptcy, exactly where that city is. >> you know, ben, you say we're all eventually going to have to pay higher taxes, but as the only item in your play book how to fix your economy it doesn't seem like it's ever going to work. >> i keep thinking if taxes are so terrible, why don't we just have no taxes at all. why don't we pay for-- >> 100% taxes. >> why don't we have no taxes at all and why don't you not interrupt me for once? >> i can't help it. >> why don't we have no taxes at all and why don't we have some some balance in the budget. and for gosh sakes, we're grownup disciplined people and we're supposed to balance the budget not supposed to be like small children. >> okay, c
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
are talking about this issue or our deficit issue, to understand the demographic changes that are happening in and around the country. it is also the case -- i know you have been talking about manufacturing. we have a lot of jobs in this country that are unfilled. as a former superintendent of schools, i can tell you that my first priority is that we have to fill those jobs here. we are doing a horrendous job of preparing people for the stem fields that are required to make sure this country actually leads the world in advanced manufacturing. there is so much more we can do. we have not begun to do what we need to do for kids in this country to be ready for the 21st century. while we do that, it seems to me that it makes no sense for us to be saying to people that have acquired advanced degrees here and our foreign nationals, whose education we subsidized, but for a answer, because of obsolete caps that do not make sense, if that that ought to go build a business to compete with people in the united states. we need those folks here, to be able to drive innovation here. >> senator rubio is g
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 9:15pm EST
. do you believe that the tax and deficit debate is harmful to the business environment now? >> the uncertainty is back. the amount of -- the uncertainty is bad. you go from the fiscal cliff to the deficit debate to sequestration. that is inherently disruptive to business investment. certainty is a good multiplier. we are these long cycle businesses that have global competition. i do not have the lecture he to say that i will quit investing for six months until this is resolved. i will keep going. the people who can hurt the worst by all of this are the small and medium businesses. the people that have no buffer. that get confused. these are the people that are the heart of the u.s. economy. they are the ones that are constantly being bombarded as we go from one to another. this can only be solved here. this is one of the few cases where the business roundtable of people speak with one voice. it would be great to get a resolution. >> there is a divide in the corporate side on the corporate tax front. large companies would benefit more from corporate tax reform, especially go
FOX
Feb 10, 2013 8:00am EST
in his weekly address. financial issues like the deficit will be part of his state of the union address tuesday. the president is also expected to define his second term agenda and that is the hot topic on this week's fox news sunday. host chris wallace joins us with a preview. good morning, chris. >> hey, melanie. >> fill in the blank, the state of our union is. i wonder how your guests this morning will complete that sentence. >> well, it's funny, because it's kind of a reporters' game, you wonder what the president will say. i will say this, it may be that it's strong but needs to get stronger or something. they're never going to say it's weak, because that would be a bad reflection on them, unless they're just coming in to replace the other president. on the one hand he's got to deal with spending cuts. $85billionof automatic cuts that kick in at the end of the month. it's really only a couple of weeks away. he and the democrats want to see a mix of spending cuts, but also more tax increases. republicans saying no, we gave you the tax increase on the fiscal cliff. we want this to be
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 12:10am EST
lost is there are different ways of reducing the deficit. the president talks about the debt reduction deals we have. if you look at the spending side it is all discretionary. all on the defense side. it is research and work development, all of these things that are r&d. they do not deal with what most economists would say is the real problem. has a debate somehow skewed in how we have failed to make these distinctions and where to make the cut? >> this notion of federal government driving innovation versus private and filling a shift there. >> there's always both. the government has been the catalyst of the private sector involved. if you go back 30 years, most would come from the department of defense. today there's a lot more in the private sector than ever before. it is quite strong. >> there is not one company, ge is not alone, that has not changed their health care a pension plan. they are difficult decisions that are hard to do. we do it in a constructive way with employees. the notion that we are in a world where we cannot do anything about some of these big entitlement costs,
FOX Business
Feb 10, 2013 2:30am EST
and it's too expensive. >> eric: the way this works the post office when it runs a deficit like the last three years in a row they go to the u.s. treasury department. they post a letter of credit and treasury hands them money. what happens if the post office defaults. who is on the hook for that money? >> the taxpayer is on the hook for all of it. this is not -- this notion, they have endorsed privatizing it. and to provide universal service g-mail provides universal service for free. post office does it to the tune of billions of dollars that taxpayers stand behind. >> eric: great discussion. how is a college degree for only ten grand sound? a number of states are making that happen. is this the best idea to save money or will it end up costing taxpayers even more money. this woman, caught on camera, shocking new video, entitlement fraud, wee do we need to cut all entitlement programs? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪t 4:00 with gregg jarrett. >> eric: bargain bachelor's degree. the cost of college a whole lot cheaper. try ten grand for a four-year degree. which states are doing that. first, wayne, you
FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
. poverty is rising and incomes are dropping and the deficit is unsustainable. what does he say? >> he will talk about the economy. until now he was going to talk about the issues washington, dc, is consumed with but a new poll from pew shows the top things people are concerned about the economy, deficit, jobs, things the president did not talk about at the inaugural. at bottom were immigration, gun control legislation and the very bottom, global warming, the issues the president was going to hammer. we will see. now he is going to go with the economy and fight the sequester. speaking of hypocrisy the bill he proposed and the republicans and democrats in congress both passed, now they all deny they now how we got here. >>gregg: what do you expect, doug, from the president? >> he will say he has a job strategy as pat suggested, because the disconnect between the american people and the elites in washington could not be greater. the president knows his own popularity while greater than the republicans is hanging on a slender reed and he has to make the case he has a strategy to address t
PBS
Feb 10, 2013 12:30pm PST
to the congressional budget office, the deficit is shrinking and will continue for a while, but it will increase laterecause of an ang population and expansion of federal subsidies. cbo is predicting that by 2023, ifs continue -- if current laws continue, it will be on an upward path and tell that to your children and grandchildren. >> paul krugman has convinced a lot of my liberal friends that it is okay to kick this down the road. >> he actually used those words. >> terrible ide courts all kinds of disasters. sounded -- the interest rate spikes. it takes a long time to fix these problems. sequestration is a crude, ugly tool, but if it had the effect of making people get serious about entitlement reform, it would not be so bad. >> colby, what do you think? >> going back to charles' column, he says that it is the first time since the election the president obama has been on the defense. i don't think that is true. i agree with mark on this, that republicans will bear the brunt of this initially because they are seen as the obstructionists. looking at it in sheer political terms, this as global i
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